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Founded in 1945, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is now one of the world’s largest law firms with more than 900 lawyers in 21 offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. We are widely acknowledged to have one of the world’s leading practices in the international arbitration of disputes arising out of large-scale infrastructure projects, joint ventures and cross-border investments, with particular reference to matters involving oil and gas, power generation and telecommunications. Comprising more than 20 experienced practitioners operating out of the firm’s offices in Europe, Asia and the United States, we handle both commercial (contract) arbitration and investor-state (treaty) arbitration under all of the main arbitral rules and seats of arbitration. Our lawyers have extensive experience in arbitral fora all over the world, conducted pursuant to the rules of the LCIA, the ICC, the ICDR, UNCITRAL, the Swiss Chambers, the Dubai International Arbitration Centre, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, ICSID and other such sponsoring organisations and adjudicated under many different systems of national law. Our clients in these matters have variously included sovereign governments and national utilities, power plant and mineral concession developers, oil companies, telecommunications operators, general EPC contractors, subcontractors, equipment and material suppliers, architects, insurers and other stakeholders.
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